Rain Dance in a Year-long Drought, poetry by Mary Harwell Sayler at Spillwords.com
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Rain Dance in a Year-long Drought

Rain Dance in a Year-long Drought

written by: Mary Harwell Sayler



Wind corrugates our lake,
boxing in a watery view
with grasses, darkened
from drought.

Our thoughts dwell
in dryness:

wrung-out rumors,
desiccated decisions
to claim pre-eminence
over color, country.

Will our arrogance
ever end? Will
raging fires and
burning fevers

Let us dance
to melodies that move us.

Mary Sayler

Mary Sayler

Mary Harwell Sayler began reading the Bible and writing poems in childhood and never stopped! Eventually, she placed over 2,500 poems, prayers, articles, children’s stories, and devotionals as well as three dozen books in all genres, including books of poems and how-to texts on poetry and writing. She often leads Bible discussion groups and continues to research and write Bible-based manuscripts, most recently: The Book of Bible Prayers, Kneeling on the Promises of God, and A Gathering of Poems. Besides being founder of the Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook and active on social media in general, Mary provides a variety of resources for other Christian poets, writers, and pastors on her blogs and websites.
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